Why is Family Involvement Necessary?

Why is Family Involvement Necessary?

 As the philosopher Aristotle once said,

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

This couldn’t be more the case when working with teens and young adults to decrease at-risk behaviors and improve overall mental health: working therapeutically to create transformation within the family system is essential to creating positive outcomes for teens. Research clearly indicates that treatment efficacy and outcomes are improved when families participate in treatment. Oakwood’s ability to join with the parents and work together closely, as an integrated team, is an essential component in creating an environment for the teen that is conducive to positive change. Through education, support, and intensive therapy the family is given direct guidance to facilitate this change within the family system.